As part of her PhD research, Gill Brown conducted two pilot workshops for members of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences at King’s College London. in 2017. These workshops covered good graphic design practice for scientific figures and the creation of figures using Adobe Illustrator software.
Feedback from the 2017 workshops was used to extensively revise and update the training material for use in further graphic design workshops, held at the beginning of 2020, for research scientists in King’s Health Faculties. Due to demand, the workshops were repeated throughout 2020 and 2021, initially held in-person but subsequently held online due to COVID restrictions. The training material is also available to King’s students for self-study via a KEATS webpage.
An introductory video to the workshops, in the form of a conversation between Dr Mattia Veronese and Dr Gill Brown, is available to anyone outside of King’s and can be viewed here. This video explains the ethos behind the workshops, the topics that are covered and what participants can expect to learn.
The training material is being continually revised, in response to feedback received during the sessions, and the workshops for King’s Health Faculties are continuing into the 2022/23 academic year.
If you are not a member of King’s, but are interested in graphic design workshops for scientists, more details can be found on the Workshops page of Gill’s website.
For more details about the workshops for members of the King’s Heath Faculties, follow the links below:
Graphic design workshops held online for research students in the Health Faculties at King’s.
Graphic design workshops held in-person and online for research students in the Health Faculties at King’s.
Pilot graphic design workshops held for members of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, as part of Gill Brown’s PhD research.